What started off as a half-hearted acrostic poem for a uni assignment turned into the poetic expression of one of the special relationships in the short history my life. I hope no one takes offence to it.
John Marshall 2011
Joining hands, bound together
Overlocking links of flesh and chain,
Hidden bracelets in plain sight
Never faltering to ask the world.
Masks of bravado aside, to want
All and nothing. An unreasonable
Silence – enough to hear the beating
Heart of imprisoned freedom.
A wasted pain, a cherished joy.
Lonely, yet together;
Love’s barbed embrace.